Sunday, May 09, 2010

Happy Fricking Mother's Day

The salty women of Roxie's World honor Mother's Day with one of the many side-splitting bits from Betty White's flawless, hilarious appearance as host of Saturday Night Live last night. Here, the near-nonagenarian sits down with Ana Gasteyer and Molly Shannon for an episode of their pitch-perfect parody of an NPR cooking show, "Delicious Dish." (Can we pause briefly to say how utterly delightful it was to have so many of the veteran funny girls of SNL back together for last night's episode? In addition to Gasteyer and Shannon, we got to spend time with Rachel Dratch, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Maya Rudolph, and, my oh my, what wonderful company they were! Maya doing her killer Whitney Houston! Tina wisely not doing her already worn-out Sarah Palin and instead playing an earnest census worker trying to get information out of White's marvelously loopy old lady in a bathrobe! [Hulu has a collection of 19 vids from the episode up, including some that didn't make it to the show. We highly recommend doing some browsing there, perhaps while sipping a Mother's Day mimosa. You'll be glad you did.])

Anyway, this muffin skit, in which the three women deliver one deadpan double entendre after another, is a worthy successor to the insanely funny "Schweddy Balls" bit that Gasteyer and Shannon did with Alec Baldwin several years back. Who says fiber isn't funny? The regular gals of Roxie's World are here to tell you it is. Click on the vid, kids, and prepare to die laughing. Is there any better way to go?

Happy Mother's Day -- to all the moms, all the bonus moms, all the non-moms and anti-moms and the muffin-loving honorary moms. Hug 'em if you can, and send 'em a giggle if you can't. Laughs make the world go 'round, my sweet, funny, aging children, today and every day.


  1. I haven't laughed that hard at SNL since, since. . .well, it was at least last decade. And when it was Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, and Laraine Newman, with John Belushi, Dan Aykroyd, and Chevy Chase, I laughed that hard every Saturday night I watched.

    Way to go women of SNL!!! Way to go Betty White!!! I walked around the grocery store this a.m. chuckling to myself. . . .

    Always yours, Rox,

  2. In an ideal world, one would be able to view this in the UK...but one can't access SNL on Hulu outside the US. Roll on Wednesday...

  3. Oh, Kate, you shouldn't have to wait that long! Here's a link to the vid on the SNL web site: We couldn't get it to embed from there, but the link should work. Safe travels!


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